Potluck Special {Whirled Peas Café Radio}

Mondays 7a-9a

WPC Radio: Musical Comfort Food with a World of Spice

The Sunday evening before this show we held our 1st Annual DJ/Volunteer Post-Ball Potluck. With over 60 DJs, volunteers, and family members in attendance, the church dining room was full of intense and delightful conversation. I don’t know which was harder for me, choosing what to put on my plate or which table of DJs to join. The buffet tables had everything from venison to vegan dishes, apples to oranges, organic kale salad to specialty chips, curried corn chowder to traditional chicken and dumplings. The dessert table was well represented. We know what is really important! Thanks to Chuck from Chuck’s Place, one of our newest and most thoughtful DJs, for getting us not one but two occasion cakes. My solution: Put a little bit at a time on my plate to give me an excuse to ogle at everything all over again as well as an excuse to change seats to get a taste of another conversation. I knew I was not alone in my excitement and wonder when I realized that no one was manning the sound system. A room full of DJs, no music, and no one noticing. Now that is some serious eating and conversation!

If I’m making you jealous, I am sorry. But if you missed it, you can still get a taste of it (just not any of Chuck’s cake) if you are a member. Momma C of Kids’ Camp fame and Melia of Mixed Plate are two of the team of “newsies” cooking up a periodical which is slated to come to an email inbox or a snail mail box near you. If you can’t wait that long to get in on the action, come out to 10 Pin Alley in DuQuoin to cheer along the WDBX Dudes as they Bowl 4 Kids’ Sake Saturday, March 12th. The Dudes abide!

Roll On and Peas Out! ~Lori

Special Guests for Monday, March 7th: Southern Illinois ToastMasters International will join me for two hours of information, stories and tunes. Approximately 8 members of our local chapter will tell how ToastMasters impacts their lives and encourage you all to come see what all the fuss is about.

{WPC Playlist: February 28th, 2010}

Luz De Luna Vientos Del Pueblo
Gypsy Suzanne Vega
Geza’s Wailing Ways John Gorka
Sigh No More Mumford & Sons
That Bangle Girl Robbie Fulks
Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles

When Doves Cry Patti Smith
I Don’t Know Why Shaun Colvin
In Spite of Ourselves John Prine & Iris DeMent

Our Town Iris DeMent with Emmylou Harris
The Bridesmaid Dress Song Deirdre Flint
I’m Ready Tracy Chapman
In the Nick of Time Joshua Bell & Edgar Meyer
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Jake Shimaburuko
Ho’ichi Ozzie Kotana
Unconditional Kirk Whalum
Let The Good Times Roll Ray Charles
To Higher Ground Winton Marsalis
16 Tons Johnny Cash

So Long Chris Smither
Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’ Mayer Hawthorne
She Was a Vision Active Child

Special Bonus Track:

Cigarette State Robbie Fulks


He Said She Said Slide Guitar Special Vol II (11/13/10)

Good evening! Those of you who know me well are aware of what slide guitar does to me. Tonight I’m celebrating not an instrument per se, but a musical accessory, a method of making a most delicious sound by sliding a solid object down  steel strings.  Slides are made from many things. Some people refer to it as bottle neck guitar, from the old habit of using a broken beer bottle as a slide. Modern folks are fond of pretty molded glass slides, I see those often, but many things will work. I have an old photo of a friend of mine, playing her guitar with a plastic vibrating novelty toy. Smokin’

We’ll hear dobro, lap steel, pedal steel, guit-steel and resonator guitars tonight. From sad bastard, cry  in your beer tunes to Bob Log III growling at us through his bubble helmet. I hope you enjoy!

Rainbows and roses-Lloyd Green
Pay Day Fight – Cliff Carlisle
Loose Talk – Cowboy Copas
Two Left Feet – Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs
Slide Guitar Ride Junior- Bob Log III
Tough Guy Blues – Woodbox Gang
Snake Song – Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
The Other Woman in My Life – Cindy Cashdollar
Concrete and Barbed Wire- Lucinda Williams
He’s Only a Memory Away –  Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell Present KORT
Long Road Home – Whitey Morgan
I Hung it Up – Junior Brown
Sinkin’ Down – Scott H. Biram
Kidnapping Venus – Stace England & the Salt Kings
Rogers Park –  Justin Townes Earle
Killing the Blues – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
A Little Rain – Tom Waits
Klan Meeting – Ry Cooter

Smoke Rings – Jon Rauhouse
I’m A Honky Tonk Girl – Butcher Holler featuring Eilen Jewell
Brother,  Drop Dead – Redd Stewart & His Kentucky Colonels
If You’ll Come Back to Me – Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
Help Me Make it Through the Night –  John Doe & the Sadies
If You Think You’re Lonely – Ray Price
I Found a New Baby –  Spade Cooley
Hot Rods to Honolulu – The Blue Hawaiians
Ruby Jane – Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
Now and Then –  Roy Lanham and the Whippoorwills
Makin’ Up Time – Dale Watson
I’d Be Lonesome –  Robbie Fulks
Borrowed and Broke –  Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub